The first cookbook from one of the worldâs most groundbreaking chefs and aÂ pioneering restaurant on the Lower East Sideâthe story of WylieÂ DufresneâsÂ wd~50Â and the dishes that made it famous
When it opened in 2003, wd~50 was New Yorkâs most innovative,Â cutting-edgeÂ restaurant. Mastermind WylieÂ DufresneÂ ushered in a new generation of experimental and free-spirited chefs,Â and introducedÂ aÂ wildly unique approach to cooking, influenced byÂ science, art, and the humblest of classic foods like bagels and lox, and American cheese.Â
A cookbook that doubles as a time capsule,Â wd~50Â is a glimpse into a particular moment in New York City food culture, embodied byÂ a restaurantÂ so distinct it inspiredÂ New York TimesÂ critic Pete Wells to compare its closing in 2014 toÂ that of the notorious music venue CBGB, âwith way nicer bathrooms.â With gorgeous photography, detailed recipes explaining WylieâsÂ iconic creations, and stories from the last days of the restaurant,Â wd~50Â is a collectible piece of culinary memorabilia. Fans of Wylie,Â food lovers,Â and industryÂ insidersÂ who have been waiting for a chance to relive the excitement and artistry ofÂ wd~50 can finally do just that.Â
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